Category Archives: Digitizer

DESY DWC8300 – SIS8300-L2 results summary

The combination of the 10 channel DWC8300 (DESY nomenclature DRTM-DWC10) downconverter Rear Transition Module (RTM) and the 10 channel 125 MSPS SIS8300-L2 MTCA.4 digitizer will be used in the European XFEL for Low Level Radio Frequency (LLRF) controls. A spectral … Continue reading

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SIS3316 featured in NRL NIM A article: Fast-neutron, coded-aperture imager

The R.S. Woolf, et al, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research A (2015) article describes an organic scintillator based -12×12 pseudo random- coded-aperture imager, in which two SIS3316-250-14 are used for PSD (pulse shape discrimination) and pulse height analysis. … Continue reading

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TTL Control I/O option for SIS3316 available

The TTL control I/O option for the SIS3316 is finally available. It conists of two piggy cards that can be installed on new units or retrofitted on existing boards in the factory or by skilled electronics workshop personnel. The outputs … Continue reading

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SIS8300-L MLVDS Input/Output Control register firmware bug

MLVDS Input/Output Control register 0x12 below release 0x1007 has a copy&paste bug in the top level VHDL code, which is affecting triggering of MLVDS input 7. The bug is fixed in macro and synthesized versions from 0x1007 on. Thanks to … Continue reading

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n/Gamma separation and TOF histogramming with SIS3316

Custom firmware was developed for the 16 channel SIS3316 250 MSPS 14-bit digitizer for a n/Gamma separation with firmware TOF (time of flight) histogramming capability. The user can configure the gates to be histogrammed. Both readout over VME and Ethernet … Continue reading

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SIS8300-L/DWC8VM1 combination as single cavity LLRF solution

The combination of the SIS8300-L digitizer AMC and the DWC8VM1 Rear Transition Module (RTM) can be used as single cavity Low Level Radio Frequency (LLRF) controls solution for cavities with frequencies ranging from 700 MHz to 4 GHz. A first … Continue reading

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Averaging mode of operation for SIS3316 Digitizer

The option to average over 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256 samples for slower speed sampling at higher resolution was added to the SIS3316 firmware. SIS3316 averaging functionality short writeup

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Peak and Charge Sensing Mode of Operation Firmware for SIS3316 Digitizer

Peak and charge sensing ADC functionality with external gate was added to the SIS3316 firmware (limited to the 250 MSPS version for the time being). SIS3316 Peak and Charge sensing functionality short writeup 

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SIS8300 V2 and SIS8300 L MMC/IPMI hex files online

The current MMC code for the SIS8300 V2 and SIS8300-L MTCA.4 digitizers is available on the SIS8300 firmware page now. www.struck.de/sis8300firm.html

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New SIS3316 firmware online

New SIS3316 firmware online under struck.de/sis3316firm.html . Featuring fully licensed Ethernet core and external bank switch. release related to Firmware Versions – VME FPGA: V3316-2003 (0x33162003) – ADC FPGAs: V0250-0003 (0x02500003) Bug fixes: – UDP read of ADC FPGA Status … Continue reading

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